Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
Design // Sofia

A conversation series by Jessica Walsh //
Hosted in Sofia by Maria Milusheva

Ladies, Wine & Design is a salon night for creative women. We’ll wine, dine, and have casual conversations on a wide variety of topics related to creativity, business, and life.

Some events will be big and some will be small – either way, reservations are first come, first serve.

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April 22, 8pm Sofia Kick-Off

This will be the first LWD salon held in Bulgaria. YAY!
We invited a curious group of women to chat about design, advertising, collaborations, and our role in a creating a better world.
Together we’ll dream of future topics, workshops and overall vision for this conversation series.


May 31, 6pm DoItYourself@Matzalo

Improvise. Have fun. Get messy. Just do your own thing. Literally. Let’s talk about design and creativity over a cup, a plate or whatever you choose to paint on. Sign up @ to claim your spot!

Reservations are first come, first serve. CLOSED event for 10 people only.

Drinks and ceramics are available at your own expense.


July 7, 16:30 Parks and Recreation

Nature is calling! Join us for an afternoon in the park on Sunday, 7 July. We’ll draw, drink and talk art, so bring your blankets and sketchbooks. Send us an email at and we’ll send you the location!

Jessica Walsh wrote an article on, about her experience with other women in the industry, and how sometimes women can be unsupportive of each other. She believes we can change that through mentorship and championing others' work. So do we.

12 Kinds of Kindness: How LW&D began
Portfolio tips from top studios: dos and definite don’ts
Why visibility and representation matter: Vanessa Whyte on co-founding a platform for female cinematographers
Women of Graphic Design
Hall of Femmes - Highlighting the work of women in art direction and design
Where Are All The Women Creative Directors?
Gender Disparities in the Design Field

Numbers show that there's a very small percentage of women leading the creative industry. However, we know there are a lot of talented ladies out there. Please email if you want to nominate someone for this list.

Here are a few women we admire: